Mr. Felix A. Gamez

Violin, Viola Teacher

Felix Gamez

SAA Member


Houston, TX
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Felix Gamez is a violinist and teacher currently based in Houston, TX. He holds a B.M. in violin performance from the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music where he was on full scholarship and an M.M. in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy from Ithaca College where he served as a graduate assistant. While at Moores he held principal positions in the school orchestras and went on to serve as concertmaster of Ithaca College’s symphony orchestra. His teachers have included Dr. Melinda Rubin, Andrzej Grabiec, Joan Kwuon, Dr. Kirsten Yon, Calvin Wiersma, Dr. Chloe Kiffer, and Julia Bushkova. 

Mr. Gamez believes in a strong technical foundation and in cultivating valuable human skills through musical training. His students have won principal positions in the Texas Music Educator’s Association region and state orchestras and have scored superior ratings in the University Interscholastic League and New York State School Music Association contests. Mr. Gamez’s students have also performed and held principal positions in the Houston Youth Symphony and the American Festival for the Arts orchestra. Additionally, he has coached chamber ensembles and sectionals and given workshops at several schools in the Greater Houston area. He served as a graduate assistant at Ithaca College where he taught undergraduate private and group string classes and was a teaching assistant at the Ithaca Talent Education School, the premier Suzuki school in Ithaca, NY. 

As an orchestral and chamber musician, Mr. Gamez has performed with the Houston Heights Orchestra, Brazos Valley Symphony, the Woodlands Symphony, and the Bayou City Symphony. In past summers, he has participated in the Texas Music Festival, Round Top Music Festival, and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. 

Mr. Gamez completed his long-term Suzuki training in violin books 1-8 with Carrie Reuning-Hummel, a pioneer of the Suzuki philosophy in the United States. Additional trainers have included Mark Mutter, Rolando Freitag, Cathy Lee, Kirsten Marshall, and Edward Kreitman.